What are the Side Effects of Dip Powder Nails?

What are the side effects of Dip Powder Nails?

If you are thinking about getting a Dip Powder manicure on your nails for the first time – whether at home or in the salon - you might be wondering what the side effects, if any, are on your nails.  The great news is that there are no side effects, and we’ll walk through all of the things to be aware of to make sure you are aware of to have a safe, side effect free Dip Powder manicure.

First things first, there are some people who have a sensitivity to Dip Powder liquids, which can cause stuffiness, headaches, and other side effects people tend to call “Dip Flu.”  Dip Flu happens when a person who has a sensitivity to the ingredients in the liquids breathes in too much of them and they irritate their nose, throat, etc.  If you are a person who is sensitive to Dip Liquids, you have a few options: 

#1 – Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area!

Most people have no reaction when getting Dip Powder manicures on their nails at the salon because they have their hand extended well away from their body and the salon is usually very well ventilated, with many Nail Technicians have small fans or dust collectors that circulate the air around.  If you are at home doing your own nails, there is a tendency to lean very close to your nails and open bottles to get a better view of what is going on with your manicure and to make sure you are doing it right.  If you are very close to the nails and the liquids you will have a tendency to inhale more of the product and increase your chances of having a reaction if you are sensitive to it.  This will help you get a side effect free Dip Powder Manicure!

 #2 – Use Sensitive Liquids

There are new liquids available for people who are sensitive to the ingredients that have the same ingredients but are formulated to evaporate less so there is less in the air to inhale.  You can take a look at Revel Nail’s sensitive liquids here:  https://www.revelnail.com/collections/sensitive-dip-powder-liquids/products/sensitive-dip-powder-liquid-set and see a tutorial on how to use them here: https://www.revelnail.com/pages/how-to-use-sensitive-dip-powder-liquids.

Most people who have a sensitivity to regular Dip Liquids won’t have a reaction when using these.  They are designed for home users who have had Dip Flu symptoms.  You can buy them worry-free because Revel Nail will refund your money if you still have symptoms using these.

#3 – Use the Gel Method

If you absolutely don’t want to use Dip Powder liquids you still have another option – the Gel Method.  You can get the Gel Polish base you need and see the instructions here:  https://www.revelnail.com/products/gel-base-coat and it will allow you to use a UV Light + Gel with your Dip Powder to get a Dip Powder Manicure, with no Dip Liquids required.  The main drawback here is that you will not have the durability that is usually associated with Dip Powder, instead you will get the same durability you would from a Gel Polish manicure. 

Now that we’ve covered how to make sure you don’t experience any side effects from you Dip Powder manicure from the Dip Liquids, let’s also make sure we cover an important topic – nail prep and removal.  Many of the side effects people experience with any manicure is from improper nail prep or improper manicure removal. 

For prep, it’s important to remove any manicure treatments on the nail properly.  That means soaking off Gel Polish or Dip Powder, removing Nail Polish completely, or drilling for Acrylics.  This is important because if the manicure is removed improperly – no picking at your Gel Polish! – it can damage the nail.  If you drill or file too far to remove a manicure, it can make the nail sore afterwards.  It’s very important to follow the directions for whatever type of manicure treatment you have on your nails to make sure you don’t have any side effects. 

If you need help removing a Dip Powder or Gel Polish Manicure, Revel Nail has a whole removal kit to help make it easy that you can find here:  https://www.revelnail.com/products/dip-gel-removal-kit.  It has everything you need to safely remove a manicure at home, with no side effects.

 Dip Powder is a very popular manicure treatment, both DIY at home and in the salon, that can be done for a side-effect free manicure if you follow all of the right steps for getting a safe, durable and beautiful Dip Powder Manicure!